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CSBC to delay delivery of Seaspan containership damaged in typhoon

Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC said it would delay the delivery of 14,000teu containership Feng Ming to Canadian shipowner Seaspan as it needs extra time for maintenance after the ship was damaged during typhoon Meranti earlier this month.

The vessel, which was scheduled for delivery in December, was blown off the CSBC yard during the typhoon and hit a container terminal operated by Yang Ming Marine. CSBC has towed the vessel back to its yard and found the bow of the ship has been severely damaged and needs to be replaced.

The vessel is one of five 14,000 teu containerships Seaspan ordered at CSBC, with all the vessels to be chartered to Yang Ming Marine upon delivery.

Shortly after the incident Gerry Wang, head of Seaspan, told Splash that the ship had only “superficial damage so nothing material” and that its delivery time was unlikely to change.

According to CSBC, the delivery of the vessel will now be delayed by at least two or three months.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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